Gay Pride Maspalomas, 1-15 May
Maspalomas, Grand Canaria
Enjoying year-round warm weather, Maspalomas, the party-capital of the Canary Islands can afford to stage its pride festival early in the year. But will new rules and regulations concerning Gran Canaria’s gay scene have an impact on the festival?
Belgian Pride, 1-17 May
Belgian Pride technically kicks off today (29 April) with MiniPride, climaxing with [email protected] on 14 May, leaving Place de la Bourse at 2pm. Yesterday we reported on the event’s heightened security in the shadow of the terror attacks on the city earlier this year; organizers have confirmed there will be ‘only a couple’ of entrances and exits to the Pride zone.
Chicago Bear Pride, 27-30 May
Hairy guys from across the Midwest and beyond will convene on the Windy City for installment 22 of Bear Pride – or BP22. Highlights of this year’s schedule include the Bear Brunch, the Boxer and Pajama Party and Nuts to Butts Dance Party.
DC Black Pride, 27-30 May
Taking place over Memorial Day Weekend, 2016 marks a milestone birthday for DCBP, which is celebrating 25 years. This year, pride attendees can look forward to a film festival, writers forums, and male parties and female-only parties.
Birmingham Pride, 28-29 May
One of the UK’s earliest pride festivals, Birmingham Pride once again takes place over the Spring bank holiday weekend. Gay Star News will be there, handing out our 2016 Pride bags featuring a design from TV star Sharon Osbourne – who recently revealed she’s attracted to women.
Disney Gay Days, 31 May-6 June
Gay days at Disney theme parks in the US are always hugely popular – so much so, they’ve inspired a European version, with Magical Pride taking place at Disneyland Paris from 13-16 October. Gay days in Orlando commonly attracts 150,000 fans; this year’s partner hotel is the Hyatt Place Orlando/Convention Center.